Scientific studies, ongoing research, and further information on the Oral Systemic Link
Heart Attack and Stroke
Article: University of Granada research team links Severity of Periodontitis to Severity of Heart Attack
Scientific Study: Clinical research study where six patients with periodontal disease were treated with the Perio Protect Method and their Lp-PLA2 levels improved as their periodontal conditions improved. Measuring Lp-PLA2 blood levels evaluates a vascular specific inflammatory enzyme that participates in atherosclerotic plaque formation and plaque rupture and has been associated with a significant increased risk for heart attack and stroke if the Lp-PLA2 levels were greater than 200ng/ml.
Oral Cancer Foundation brochure available for online purchase:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fact sheet entitled “Human Papillomavirus and Oropharyngeal Cancer” print version available for download from CDC site:
Oral Cancer Cause brochure available for online purchase:
Six Step Screening postcards and posters available for online purchase:
Health Canada publication SMILE: Healthy Teeth, Healthy Body. To obtain printed copies of the document (limit of 50 copies per order), contact email@example.com
“Your Quick Guide to Facts on Sexuality and HPV” and “It’s Time to Talk about “It”. Test What You Know. Your Sexual Health Education Workbook.” Both are available for online purchase at http://www.hpvinfo.ca/health-care-professionals/order-online/
Vaccination poster available online: http://sexualityandu.ca/uploads/files/HPV_2013_Web_E.pdf
CDHA clinical practice and patient education forms including oral cancer fact sheet, brochure and lesion documentation form are all being updated. The fact sheet is available online: http://www.cdha.ca/pdfs/OralCare/factSheet_print_noCrop_en.pdf All other resources will be made available in March 2015.
LED Imaging (VELscope) clinical resources and client education materials available for download:
Philips Oral Healthcare CARE tool (Customized Assessment and Risk Evaluator) web-based client interview and integration of risk management program into dental hygiene clinical practice: https://www.philipsoralhealthcare.com/en_ca/care/assess
Gary Takacs Thriving Dentist iTunes Podcast interview with Jo-Anne Jones entitled “Oral Cancer: An Emerging Pandemic?”
Available online http://www.takacslearningcenter.com/thriving-dentist-show/page/3/ or download podcast from iTunes.
Download: “Breathing Through Mouth at Night May Increase Tooth Decay” By Catherine Paddock on Medical News Today 8 February, 2016